Most influential Nigerian CEOs of 2015
Aliko Dangote is the the king of the Nigerian manufacturing industry and perhaps Africa. His company, the Dangote group, which he began with a business loan from his maternal uncle, has grown to be one of the continent’s leading diversified business empires with interests in cement, sugar, flour, salt, pasta, beverages and real estate as well as new projects in the oil and Natural gas sector, telecommunications, fertilizers and steel production.
The fascinating thing about this 58-year old business magnate is the fact that he has been able to provide a beacon of light for young Africans in the area of employment, while simultaneously enhancing his personal fortune. He was placed at number 71 on Forbes 2015 Most Powerful People in the World list.